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Wednesday, October 31, 2018.



Birthdays


1291 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet
1345 Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
1424 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
1541 Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1620 John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter (Procuress, The Astronomer)
1632 Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer)
1632 Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter (Procuress, The Astronomer)
1638 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
1705 Clemens XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74)
1740 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1750 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist
1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer
1761 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary
1785 George F Kersting, German painter
1791 Ferdinand Huber, composer
1795 John Keats, Romantic poet
1795 John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn)
1795 John Keats, Romantic poet
1815 Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)
1825 Raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1826 Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1831 Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1835 Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933
1835 J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)
1847 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)
1852 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)
1854 Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt)
1860 Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scout founder
1860 Juliette Gordon Low, activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)
1860 Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scout founder
1875 Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)
1876 Eduard van Oort, zoologist (Ornithology of Netherlands)
1887 Chiang Kai-Shek
1887 Chiang Kai-Shek
1887 Chiang Kai-Shek
1887 Chiang Kai-Shek
1887 Chiang Kai-Shek
1887 Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, pres of Nationalist China
1887 Edouard Lalonde, Canada, NHLer (Mont Canadiens)/lacrosse player
1888 George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)
1888 Harold Vincent Milligan, composer
1891 Charlotte "Lotte" Bartschart, German/Dutch operetta singer
1892 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, US, Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America)
1893 Sara Allgood, Dublin Ireland, actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase)
1895 Basil H Liddell Heart, English military historian/publicist
1895 C K Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C S, India's 1st Test capt)
1896 Ethel Waters, Chester Pa, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather)
1897 Wilbur (Pete) Henry, NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville)
1898 Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population)
1900 Ethel Waters
1900 Ethel Waters
1900 Ethel Waters
1900 Ethel Waters
1900 Ethel Waters
1900 Carl Hubbard, Missouri, baseball & football Hall of Famer
1902 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma)
1902 Eduard Franz, Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Zorro)
1902 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
1906 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
1906 Louise Talma, Arcachon France, composer (Summer Sounds)
1907 Helen Lessore, artist
1912 Dale Evans
1912 Dale Evans
1912 Dale Evans
1912 Dale Evans
1912 Dale Evans
1912 Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)
1912 Jean Am‚ry, [Johannes Mayer], Austrian writer (At the Minds Limit)
1917 Erik Routley, composer
1917 William Hardy McNeill, historian (Rise of the West)
1920 Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
1922 Barbara Bel Geddes
1922 Barbara Bel Geddes
1922 Barbara Bel Geddes
1922 Barbara Bel Geddes
1922 Barbara Bel Geddes
1922 Barbara Bel Geddes, NYC, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught)
1922 Norodom Sihanouk, king/pres/prem Cambodia (My War with the CIA)
1923 Hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)
1926 Shirley Dinsdale, SF Calif, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters)
1927 Lee Grant, [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], NYC, actress (Shampoo, Landlord)
1928 Andrew Sarris, movie critic (Village Voice)
1929 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It)
1930 Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)
1930 Ray Crane, trumpeter
1931 Dan Rather
1931 Dan Rather
1931 Dan Rather
1931 Dan Rather
1931 Dan Rather
1931 Dan Rather, Wharton Tx, news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
1931 David Lumsdaine, composer
1934 Norman Beaton, actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn)
1934 Walter Steffens, composer
1936 Michael Landon
1936 Michael Landon
1936 Michael Landon
1936 Michael Landon
1936 Michael Landon
1936 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russia, cosmonaut
1937 Michael Landon, Forest Hills NY, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)
1937 Tom Paxton, Chicago, folk singer/songwriter (Forest Lawn)
1938 Rives McBee, Denton TX, PGA golfer (1989 RJR Bank One Classic)
1941 Lucas Brown Jackson, San Marcos Tx, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1964)
1942 David Ogden Stiers
1942 David Ogden Stiers
1942 David Ogden Stiers
1942 David Ogden Stiers
1942 David Ogden Stiers
1942 Ben M J Hennekam, Dutch MP (CDA)
1942 David Ogden Stiers, Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)
1943 Stephen Rea, actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)
1944 Deidre Hall, Milwaukee, actress (Days of our Lives, Our House)
1944 Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
1944 Sally Kirkland, NYC, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama)
1946 Ramnath Parkar, cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73)
1947 Frank Shorter, Munich Germany, US marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76)
1947 Russ Ballard, rocker (Argent)
1949 Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)
1949 Dumisa B Ntsebeza, S African attorney/anti-apartheid activist
1949 Mike Parker, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
1949 Odaline de la Martinez, composer
1949 Terrence W Wilcutt, Russellville Ky, Major USMC/astronaut (STS 68, 79)
1950 Jane Pauley
1950 John Candy
1950 Jane Pauley
1950 John Candy
1950 Jane Pauley
1950 John Candy
1950 Jane Pauley
1950 John Candy
1950 Jane Pauley
1950 John Candy
1950 Jane Pauley, Indianapolis Indiana, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend)
1950 John Candy, Ontario Canada, comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)
1952 Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)
1953 John Lucas, Durham NC, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee)
1958 Russell Earl Cochran, Paducah KY, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western)
1959 Ann Henricksson, St Paul MN, tennis star
1959 Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Batman Forever)
1960 Janice Harrer, Torrance Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Oly-96)
1960 Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran
1961 Alonzo Babers, Montgomery Ala, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 Christine Bridged, Australian European class yachter (Olympics-96)
1961 Glenn "Doc" Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1961 Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)
1961 Sterling Hinds, Toronto, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1963 Dermot Mulroney, Alexandria VA, actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone)
1963 Fred McGriff, Tampa FL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1963 Johnny Marr, rocker (Smiths-Ask, Girl Afraid)
1963 Rob Schneider, actor (SNL, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly)
1964 Amanda Sandrelli, Rome Italy, actress (The Key)
1964 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
1965 Annabella Lwin, [Myant Aye], Rangoon Burma, singer (I Want Candy)
1965 Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1965 Ruud Hesp, soccer player (Roda JC)
1966 Ad-Rock, [Adam Horowitz], rocker (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)
1966 Brian Keyser, Castro Valley CA, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1966 Koji Kanemoto, wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee)
1967 Vanilla Ice, rap singer (Ice Ice Baby)/actor (Cool as Ice)
1968 Antonio Davis, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
1968 Eddie Taubensee, Beeville TX, catcher (Cin Reds)
1968 Russ McCullough, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1968 Vanilla Ice, [Robert Van Winkle], rapper (Ice Ice Baby)
1969 Damon Mashore, Ponce Puerto Rico, outfielder (Oakland A's)
1969 Henry John Mills, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers)
1969 Lee Woodall, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
1970 Steve Trachsel, Oxnard Calif, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1971 Phillip Tataurangi, Auckland NZ, Australasia golfer
1972 Clifford Rozier, NBA center/forward (Golden State Warriors)
1972 Jamie Asher, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
1973 Fiona Smith, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
1973 Ross Verba, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1974 Jeff Gooch, linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 Julie Minta Gleneck, Miss New Hampshire USA (1996)
1974 Serge Heuveling, soccer player (NEC)
1975 Carla Boyd, Wynyard Tasmania, basketball player (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 Jagan Hames, Australian decathlete (Olympics-96)
1978 Joselina Garcia, Miss Honduras Universe (1997)

Events


All Hallows Eve (you know... Halloween)
National UNICEF Day.
Reformation Day
All Hallows Eve (you know... Halloween)
National UNICEF Day.
Reformation Day
802 Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out
834 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints
1517 Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses, begins Protestant Reformation
1517 Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses, begins Protestant Reformation
1517 Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation
1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz
1596 English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
1617 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies
1714 Georg Ludwig van Hannover crowned as English King George I
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1793 Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror
1794 John Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society
1808 Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain
1815 Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp
1837 Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die
1846 Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp
1864 Nevada admitted as 36th state.
1864 Nevada admitted as 36th state.
1864 Nevada admitted as 36th state
1868 Standard uniform approved for postal carriers
1871 Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum
1876 Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die
1881 Metropolitan club plays its last game of its non-league season They win 80 of 151 games (18-43 versus NL teams)
1887 Rimski-Korsakov's "Capricio Espag¤ol," premieres in St Petersburg
1888 John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tire
1900 AL pres Ban Johnson writes to NL pres Nick Young seeking peace
1905 Great revolutionary demonstration for amnesty in St Petersburg
1906 George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar & Cleopatra," premieres in NYC
1907 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
1908 4th Olympic games ends in London
1914 Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey
1916 Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle," premieres in NYC
1917 Eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone," premieres in NYC
1918 Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
1920 Romania annexes Bessarabia
1921 Federation Sportive Feminine Intl forms (1st woman track & field assn)
1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy.
1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy.
1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
1922 Karel & Josef Cap‚k's "World We Live In," premieres in NYC
1925 Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia
1932 Greek govt of Venizelos falls
1937 Spanish govt moves from Valencia to Barcelona
1939 27 U boats sunk this month (135,000 ton)
1940 63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)
1940 Battle of Britain: Germany & Britair control of English Channel, ends
1940 Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into Warsaw Ghetto
1941 13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)
1941 Mount Rushmore is completed
1941 Prior to US in WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James
1942 94 U boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)
1942 9th day in battle at El Alamein
1943 Wash Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)
1944 Chief of staff Kruls names De Quay chairman of Universal Commission
1949 "Regina" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 86 performances
1949 Amsterdam Telegraph-director/SS'er Henri Holdert sentenced to 12 years
1949 WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 Collazo & Torresola attempt to kill Truman in Washington, DC
1951 Second Chamber accept plan-Schuman
1952 first thermonuclear bomb detonated - Marshall Islands
1952 first thermonuclear bomb detonated - Marshall Islands
1952 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated-Marshall Islands
1953 TV broadcasting begins in Belgium
1954 Algerian Revolution against French begins
1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open
1954 KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Mgr Alfrink appointed archbishop of Utrecht
1956 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole-Rear Adm GJ Dufek
1956 Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
1956 Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service
1957 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
1959 USSR & Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam
1960 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die
1961 Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras
1961 Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal
1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport
1963 J Edgar Hoover last meeting with president John F Kennedy
1963 Leaking propane gas explodes, kills 64 at "Holiday on Ice" (Indiana)
1964 Barbra Streisand's "People," album goes #1 for 5 weeks
1967 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st pres of S Vietnam 2nd Rep
1967 SF's Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
1968 Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently
1968 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
1968 President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK
1969 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1971 "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances
1972 Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
1973 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
1974 Bundy victim (?) Laura Aime disappears in Utah
1974 Marines terminate gijzelingsactie in strafgevangenis Scheveningen
1975 Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats
1976 Javed Miandad, 206 v NZ, age 19 yrs 141 days (29 fours 1 six)
1978 Iranian oil workers go on strike
1978 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South) adopts constitution
1979 Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award
1979 US DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed
1980 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
1980 Polish government recognizes Solidarity
1980 Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat
1981 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 perfs
1982 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pontiff to visit Spain
1983 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album
1983 Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
1984 Howard Goodall/Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man," premieres in London
1984 Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire
1985 Last day in Test cricket for Zaheer Abbas
1987 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
1987 A pair in Coventry, England ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
1988 19řF lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
1988 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
1988 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
1989 AR Gurney's "Love Letters," premieres in NYC
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of NZ, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts
1991 Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid
1992 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky diver
1992 Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years
1992 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews at Gulfstream Park
1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 perfs
1993 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
1993 Germany unemployment hits country record of 3.5 million
1993 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault
1993 US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
1994 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
1995 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
1997 British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life in death of Matthew Eappen 8« months (judge changes to time served)

That's All....

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